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 Post subject: Trapeze parts
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:23 pm 
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I have had an H16 for two years, have never used a harness to hike out. I have the trapeze wires you see below:
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But nothing else. What other accessories do I need to purchase? Since I've never owned a harness, please list literally everything I would need to attach those wires to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze parts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:31 am 
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1) Shackle to connect wires to mast tang.
2) Two lengths of line, approx 1/4" Dia x 3' long.
3) Two trapeze rings (piece that your trap hook engages into, "J&H" handles are the most popular on Hobies).
4) Two plastic rope stop/dogbones. These are used to set the trapeze height.
5) One piece of 1/4" bungee about 8 feet long.

This is the bare bones equipment needed for a single trapeze system. Double the quantity of items 2 thru 5 for a double trap system. You can also add a pulley to the end of each trap wire to make the system run more smoothly and you can add more elaborate "on the fly" height adjustment systems if desired.

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze parts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:39 pm 
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What about a harness and some kind of connector?
And where do I use the parts you named?

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze parts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:54 pm 
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p.s. I don't have a harness, or any such equipment. I've never had to use it. I've just held onto the trapeze wires or sat down and used the hiking straps. Do I need a different type of lifejacket?

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze parts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Does anyone have a diagram, and instructions, on how to put all the parts together, and hook yourself up?
What kind of harness system should I buy?
What kind of trapeze hook?

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 Post subject: Re: Trapeze parts
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:47 pm 
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The assembly manuals show the setup. These are in the model FAQ and our support area:

http://www.hobiecat.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12697

You can see options for trapeze seats in the parts catalog:

http://www.hobiecat.com/sailing/accessories.html

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